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>>> coming up, an american muslim leader on demands for the u.n. to restrict free speech. also a report on unarmed paid civilian peacekeepers. they seem to be successful, but -- >> you have to remain humble, and this is not a tool that fits every situation and that will rid the world of war. >> plus, how jews experience the joyous holiday of sikut all next week. >>> major funding is provided by the lilian endowment, an indianapolis-based family foundation dedicated to religion, community development and education. additional funding also provided by mutual of america. designing customized, individual and oup retirement products. that's why we're you're your retirement company. >>> welcome. i'm bob abernathy. good to have you with us. aas p as protests continued debates were front and center at the opening session of the united nations general assembly in new york. in a strong speech, president obama again condemned the video as an insult to muslims and all americans, but america rejects it. >> given the power and faith and passion that it can inflame, the strongest weapon is no
is saying? think again, why the global tax that the u.n. is pushing should have all of us worrying. >> turns out iranians president ahmadnejad wasn't the only one saying crazy things at the u.n. this week. the u.n. general assembly putting a global tax on investing to flying on its agenda and toby, you say that would trigger a global meltdown how? >> well, simple, because this is the campbell's nose under the proverbial tent. an a tax on tax and a tax on preeting-- once you get that point it's like crack and these guys, this is what they're hoping for to get a sliver going and roll and roll and roll with people and what you have, you have inefficient money going into the government. excuse me, efficient money going into the government. to quote gary b smith and it's a disaster. >> i don't think there's a lot of reason to speculate about the tax, it's not going to happen. this is a bunch of egg heads at the bowels of u.n., to propose that country voluntarily create a tax on themselves. and surprised to take toby, a very smart guy, no chance of it. we've heard threats of these kinds
hour the lectern at the u.n. general assembly will belong to one of the world's most device sieve leaders. the brez of ghana. the person i'm peeking of none other than mahmoud amadinejad. you've heard of him. he's about to make his final address as the president of iran. it is not going to be standing room only especially since the u.s. delegation has just decided that it's going to boycott the whole process. not walk out, don't even walk in in the first place. here is the explanation that the u.s. delegation gave us. i'm going to read verbatim. spokeswoman erin pelton says i quote, mr. amadinejad once again uses his trip of the u.n. not to address the legitimate aspirations of the iranian people but to spout paranoid theories and repulsive slurs against israel. does not seem to be much need to read between any of those lines. in the past years western and israeli envoys have decided to come in but then do this walk right out again once amadinejad speaks. this was the scene in 2009. there they go. up and out. then in 2010 it was the same thing all over. ear p
obama's cavalcade is about the only thing moving forward at the u.n. behind the scenes at the general assembly, things are at a standstill. this time, the special envoy and german foreign minister are in talks, but still, no results. >> you see the pictures of people in refugee camps, and you can only express frustration and anger at the political deadlock in new york. >> but some politicians and diplomats at the general assembly say it is not fair to condem the united nations for failing to act on syria. >> i think as an outsider, you always think, "just do something," but it is really not that simple. >> there's a huge humanitarian crisis. the refugees need to be taken care of. >> some ambassadors on the security council have little positive to say about the u.n.'s role in syria. they're frustrated by gridlock in the council and in the wider un. >> the fact is that so far, everybody has failed, from the secretary-general to security council. >> that view is shared by many people outside the un. with the crisis in syria deepening, faith in the united nations is being put to the test.
on the agenda. u.n. women headed by former chilean president, michelle bachelet will ask member nations to improve women's access to justice, especially in conflict and post conflict zones. secretary of state hillary clinton will join the equal futures partnership to set goals for williams empowerment worldwide. the u.n. will also launch the first ever international day of the girl next month. that to highlight how girls' equity is key to global prosperity and stability. the u.n. meeting highlights an explosion of interest by governments and ngo's in girls and women's empowerment and well-being. so patricia is the international community finally taking women's empowerment seriously? >> absolutely i think so with the leadership of secretary clinton and leaders by the former president of chilean president, michelle bachelet, i'm confident they will start making a difference. >> i think we have come a long way having susan rice as our ambassador and hillary clinton but we have a long way to go but this is a good start. >> the investments are being made and we are working toward it is but t
from so far away, it shows the universe as it was -- wait for this -- 13.2 billion years ago. the u.n.'s refugee agency says the number of those fleeing syria could reach 700,000 by the end of the year. some 300,000 people have already escaped to a neighboring country -- countries and the agency warns they are running out of time to stem the violence. the organization as appealing for half a billion dollars to help support the refugees. unhcr regional coordinator for syriza refugees says 3000 people fled the country every day in august. >> this figure -- it is a humanitarian planning figure. it is based on trend. in august an average of 3000 refugees crossing the border. in september, we continue to have to thousand crossing the border. we are forecasting to continue to receive and help assyrian refugees as the cross, but also an increasing number of syr ian of the juice already in jordan or lebanon who are coming forward to register. we want to make sure our humanitarian factors -- 52 organizations, agencies, and you go's -- we are putting together planning to make sure we have diaz
its claim to the senkaku islands. china handed in a new chart to the u.n. on september the 13th. it showed a territorial baseline extending beyond the senkaku islands. japanese foreign ministry officials said they have responded with a document objecting to chinese application. the document states the senkakus historically and legally belong to japan. it says the country cannot accept china's claim to the territory. the u.n. is expected to post the document on its website. prime minister yoshihiko noda is scheduled to speak at the u.n. general assembly on wednesday. he's expected to call for a resolution of territorial issues based on international laws. japan is also engaged in a dispute with south korea over the takeshima islands in the sea of japan. >>> they say the issues could behindering regional stability. the south korean prime minister held talks in new york with his u.s. counterpart. the two officials aparentally did not refer directly to the territorial disputes with japan. but they emphasized historical issues remany unresolved. they agreed that regional stability de
president obama is changing topics. >> the president will address the u.n. general assembly and he's expected to focus on problems in libya, the middle east and iran. 9news now reporter kristin fisher is live outside the white house with the story. good morning, kristin. >> reporter: good morning, mike and andrea. president obama has plenty to talk about when he addresses the u.n. general assembly later today in new york. there's the civil war in syria, the recent attacks in libya and egypt and the possibility of iran developing a nuclear weapon. but the president is not going to be at the u.n. for long. he's taken some hits for it. the president arrived in new york city yesterday afternoon and he went straight for a sitdown not with world leaders but with the ladies of the view. in fact, the president will not be sitting down with any world leaders during the u.n. which is extremely rare. last year he had 13 meetings with world leaders during the u.n. so critics are accusing the president of putting his reelection efforts ahead of diplomacy but jay carney pointed out the president
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is saying? think again, why the global tax that the u.n. is pushing should have all of us worrying. -[ taste buds ] donuts, donuts! -who are these guys? -oh, that's just my buds. -bacon. -my taste buds. -[ taste buds ] donuts. how about we try this new kind of fiber one cereal? you think you're going to slip some fiber by us? okay. ♪ fiber one is gonna make you smile. ♪ [ male announcer ] introducing new fiber one nutty clusters and almonds. >> turns out iranians president ahmadnejad wasn't the only one saying crazy things at the u.n. this week. the u.n. general assembly putting a global tax on investing to flying on its agenda and toby, you say that would trigger a global meltdown how? >> well, simple, because this is the campbell's nose under the proverbial tent. an a tax on tax and a tax on preeting-- once you get that point it's like crack and these guys, this is what they're hoping for to get a sliver going and roll and roll and roll with people and what you have, you have inefficient money going into the government. excuse me, efficient money going into the government. to quote ga
was the 7th secretary-general of the united nations. most recently the u.n. and arab league envoy to syria. his new book is called interventions, a life in war and peace. please welcome to the program kofi annan. ( cheers and applause ) >> thank you, sir. nice to see you. >> jon: how are you? thanks for joining us. the book is called interventions. let me ask you this. how's the world? >> messy. jon: it is messy. it is messy. jon: you have been following these events for a very long time. would you say in your estimation on the kofi annan scale of peace in our time to "oh, my god, run! "where would you say the world is right now? >> you're close to run. jon: really? more than in previous times, even the bosnian conflict, people were involved in >> today we have syria's problem in the middle east and the whole region. if syria has a miscalculation can really create a problem, we will not be able to handle. syria is divided. we know civil war is going on. the region is divided. and the security council, that supposed to be responsible for international peace is also divided. this make it ver
budget and the peacekeeping budget -- what you think the u.n.'s role is in global affairs? we will start with today's headlines -- here's the baltimore sun this morning with this headline -- we want to get your take this morning on the role of the un in global affairs. patrick is first in carnegie, pennsylvania, a democrat. good morning. caller: good morning. i think the role of the un has become bastardized because of the state of israel. all you have to do is go to the mideast section of the u.s. state department and you see and israeli presence in the state department with photographs of benjamin netanyahu and their flag. host: here is the wall street journal front-page this morning -- this is from the wall street journal front-page this morning. inside the paper it says -- and here's the picture inside the new york post of the president and michelle obama meeting with the latest from the view. jim in pittsburgh, pennsylvania, the republican line. caller: i think every free country should get out of the united nations. itthe muslims are not going to t along with anyone, so why try to
, and it is not an accident, rubbing salt in the wound. more troubling to u.n. watcher who says it is not so much the u.n. not moving the speech, maybe why the white house did not try or care. very good do have you, professor. what do you make of the timing? accidental? weird? deliberate? >>guest: this is a guy who has dedicated his time in office to antisemetism, to the destruction of the state of israel. he obviously is happy with the opportunity to speak on the holiest day of the jewish calendar. it suits him. the question is, why does it suit us? what are we doing abouting this to happen? >>neil: you argue because it is the united nations does not mean you let every kook in the country. >>guest: there is a headquarters agreement the we have an obligation to allow transit to and from the headquarters district as it is called on first avenue in new york city. there is also another part of the headquarters agreement. that says there shall not be, it will be prohibited, racial and religious discrimination, in the headquarters district. ahmadinejad is a racist in chief. that is what he does best. not only
. >> woodruff: and we return to the war in syria-- one of the pressing issues facing wor leaders at the u.n. gathering this week. margaret warner sat down with turkey's foreign minister yesterday in new york to discuss the crisis. her report begins with a look at how the conflict has jumped the turkey-syria border. >> warner: as civil war engulfs their homeland, thousands more syrians flee every month. many of them heading north, into turkey. >> they bombarded us with aircraft and mortars when we were in our homes. my family and villagers fled to the turkish border. >> warner: the u.n. refugee agency estimates about 85,000 syrians are now living in camps inside the turkish border. they're among some 250,000 syrians who've sought refuge in neighboring states. 100,000 arrived in august alone, amid some of the deadliest fighting since the syrian uprising began 18 months ago. on the frontline of the crisis, turkish prime minister recep tayyip erdogan had harsh words this month about the outside world's response. >> ( translated ): syria is going through a huge humanitarian crisis. unfortunately
ahmadinejad took the stage at the u.n. general assembly prompting the annual walkout, but many protesters outside say this year's speech is different. it's the ultimate insult. the man who wants to wipe israel off the map speaking on yom kippur, an important jewish holiday. >> iranian president mahmoud ahmadinejad delivering his hate-filled rhetoric, and thousands of protesters turned out. >> we're here to support the opposition in iran, an to suppot against the dictator in iran. >> we are here to support our iranian brothers for their freedom since we have the same struggle, the same war, against this regime. >> the united nations is now anti-israel that the general assembly routinely does things that are disruptive. >> he's a murderer. he does not represent the iranian people. >> i was a student in the university of tehran. i know ahmadinejad is one of the persons that was torturing political prisoners. >> but the obama administration is not for regime change in iran. it shows a level of weakness that's dangerous. i call it provocative weakness. >> four years of the iranian dictatorship
for chaos. it refuses to define or even fight terrorism. >> u.n. member states have not been able to agree on definition of terrorism. >> definition of terrorism is very difficult thing. >> my own view quite frankly, terrorism is like pornography, you know what you see it. >> we have a defending right here. >> you can take it to them and show the general assembly. >> i'm sure they know the webster defending and it appears in other dictionaries. >> problem is defending that can be agreed to by everyone. >> webster's can do it. >> i don't know, if that is webster's. >>> joining me is the creator of you and me. i enjoyed the film but it was disturbing. you got the united nations that can't even define terrorism. our president goes to the u.n. and doesn't mention it but we got a dead ambassador to show for is be a undefineable cause. >> i tried to spoon feed it to the guy with dictionary. >> what was it that motivated to take on the united nations? >> it's interesting. there was a moment. i was sitting at home. i was watching a michael moore movie. i can't tell you why. i started thinking abou
meeting of the u.n. general assembly. he sought to dispel international concern over the possible closure of the strait of hormuz. the main shipping route for middle east oil. >> translator: iran has been maintaining the stability of the strait. we will never pose a threat in its waters. >> reporter: western nations have been demanding iran halt its nuclear project. iran had responded by warning it might close in the persian gulf. about 90% of japan's crude oil imports comes through the narrow channel. iran held a large rally last week. in a speech, ahmadinejad said iran would press ahead with its nuclear program. but the president has to consider the increasingly harsh domestic economy. western nations are restricting imports of iran's crude oil, the country's economic lifeline. this has caused the price of food and other necessities to more than double over the last ten months. >> translator: the government says it will cut the price of meat, but it's still expensive. >> translator: i can't get by because of the high inflation. >> reporter: iran is also under international military pres
and chinese diplomats are trading fierce accusations before the u.n. general assembly, and there's no sign of them finding common ground in their dispute over a group of islands in the east china sea. >> translator: the islands are inherently chinese territory, and there is indisputable historical evidence to demonstrate this fact. japan stole them in 1895 at the end of the sino-japanese war. >> chinese foreign minister yang jiechi called the japanese government's purchase of the islands earlier this month a unilateral action that grossly violates china's sovereignty. he said japan's action constitutes a grave challenge to the post-world war ii international order and to the u.n. charter. japan's deputy ambassador to the u.n. exercised his right of reply to refute china's claim. >> from 1885, surveys of the senkaku islands have been thoroughly conducted by japan. through these surveys it was confirmed that the senkaku islands had not been only uninhabited but had shown no trace of having been under the control of china. >> china's ambassador then presented his own rebuttal. he accused japa
and u.n. charter. he urged the japanese to correct their mistakes and solve the matter through dialogue. the senior spokesperson for the japanese government contradicted the arguments. >> china's claim is groundless. we will make objections when the opportunity arises. >> u.s. secretary of state hillary clinton has again urged her chinese counterparts to try to calm the walters. clinton met with foreign minister in new york. state department officials say she repeated her view that cool heads should prevail. clinton reportedly said, china and japan have the resources, restraint and ability to reduce tensions. the officials did not say how he responded. chin eaese leaders have complai about washington's stance that they're covered by the security treaty. >> a man who helped shape foreign policy has a similar message. richard armitage was an add voicer to george w. bush. >> reporter: he is urging japanese and chinese leaders to bring calm to the situation. >> i think japan should do what japan can do to cool tempers to explain to the public what is at stake here. i do realize this is a di
to have the two major candidates in the same city, a mile and a half apart. the president is at the u.n. mitt romney was at the clinton global initiative. the to candidates are offering such two sharply different visions about what to do with the mill east. mitt romney charging the president is sitting on the side lines and letting events dictate the situation. the president said the opposite. >> let me be clear. we cannot solve every problem in the world, the united states has not and will not seek to dictate the outcome of democrat transitions abroad. we do not expect other nations to agree with us on every issue. >>reporter: the president has not classified the attack as a terror attack but says this is an attack not on just america but on the entire mandate and values of the u.n. >>shepard: you mentioned that governor romney is in new york city and he and his are saying the president is failing to lead. >>reporter: they are hitting the president for the fact he was taping an episode of "the view" running today and did not meet with binyamin netanyahu. they feel he should show more l
for re-election, general assembly of the u.n. in september of election year don't have a lot of bilateral meetings -- >> dana: if you're going to say that, why don't you check it out first. we have polls who do things like that all day. >> bob: i checked in with -- >> dana: so you can say -- >> eric: we checked with the people in the brain room and they tell us for the first time in two decades, a sitting president hasn't met bye laterally with anybody. >> bob: anybody? >> eric: yep. >> andrea: you could answer this. bush at this time in his presidency met with number of countries. >> dana: i didn't deal a lot with the u.n. except for climate change. but they said everybody should make time for whoopi. >> greg: true. possibly pay for it. unusual. all this talk about obama skipping intel briefings is a farce. "the view" is an intel briefing. i mean, think about it, he finds out how joy feels about terror threats in somalia, as well as menopause. you can't get the two anywhere else. brownie recipes. i want him on the view. better for him to talk foreign policy with the biddies than have him
in syria as the u.n. general assembly session got under way today. in his remarks at the u.n. today, president obama said the regime of syrian leader bashar assad must come to an end. he added in his own words if there is a cause that cries out for protest in the world today, it is a regime that tortures children and shoots rockets at apartment buildings. the president also had strong words for those in the muslim world who promote extremism. steve handelsman is at the united nation news in new york with more. steve? >> reporter: thanks, good evening from new york city. barack obama came to the u.n. primarily, of course, as president, but also as a candidate in a tough reelection fight. president obama aimed his u.n. speech at american voters and at most muslims who he said do not hate. >> i would like to begin today by telling you about an american named chris stevens. >> reporter: the u.s. diplomat who loved libya, but who was murdered there. his u.s. consulate in benghazi burned. >> there are no words that excuse the killing of innocents. there is no video that justifies an attac
,000 refugees have already left syria this year. in an address to the u.n., egyptian president morsi criticized the regime of bashar al-assad, but warned against international intervention in syria. >> egypt is committed to pursuing the sincere effort it has been making to put an end to the tragedy in syria. a framework that preserves the unity of this brotherly state must involve all sections of the syrian people without discrimination based on race, religion, or sex. it would spare syria the danger of foreign military intervention, which we oppose, of course make up in his final appearance before the u.n. general assembly before his term expires in nine months, iranian president ahmadinejad gave a more subdued speech than in previous years, addressing the threat of an israeli military attack on iran, ahmadinejad referred to israel as uncivilized zionists. >> intimidation by nuclear weapons and weapons of mass destruction have become prevalent. testing generations of older model prebendary the less weaponry [indiscernible] is now being used as a new language of threats against nations [indisce
ambitions. iran'ssint mmoud ahmadinejad addressed the u.n. >> it's not a challenge that would be contained. it would threaten the elimination of israel, security of gulf nations and the stability of the gbal economy. the coalition of governments is ing iran untae. 's t united states will do what they must to prevent iran from obtaining a nuclear weapon. >> the president is taking an unconventional role in u.n. week, opting not to hold by lateral meetings. sil clinton's cking secretary calendar full of those meetings. meanwhile they're zeroing in where they called the recent events in the middle east bumps in the road i was pretty certain and contue to be pyer that there are going to be bumps in the road. >> iran is on the cusp of having a nuclear capability. we have tu malt in syria and also pakistan. i don't condehe bumps in the road. >> both men spoke at the clinton global initiative speaking out against forced labor and sex trafficking and romney laying out his plan for a pros pair path. lestarat tle so, steve, you have a theory for why foreign policy the talk of the town this week. >>
the united nations general assembly. mahmoud ahmadinejad wants the u.n. to recognize palestine as an observer state. netanyahu is expected to talk about the threat from iran's nuclear program. and yesterday egyptian's new president spoke. >> reporter: egypt's newly elected president made his first appearance. >> translator: today every egyptian shares a sense of self-confidence. >> reporter: he called for the world to step in to end the violence in syria. >> translator: we have to put an to end this tragedy. it is the tragedy of the age. >> reporter: iranian president mahmoud ahmadinejad challenged the dominance of world powers in his final address at the u.n. the united states and israel have pledged to do what they must to prevent tehran from developing nuclear weapons. >> translator: continued threats by the uncivilized zionist to resort to military action against our great nation is a clear example of this reality. >> reporter: u.s. and israeli leaders chose not to attend president mahmoud ahmadinejad's speech here in the u.n. in part because it occurred on yom kippur. one of the holliest
>>> on the record. the japanese prime minister tells the u.n. general assembly that japan will stand firm in territorial disputes. he says japan is not willing to compromise in disagreements with its neighbors and told world leaders gathered at the united nations that his country will defend its sovereignty. noda did not name countries but spoke at a time of heightened tension with china over the senkaku islands and with south korea over the takashima islands. >> translator: the attempts to use unilateral power and threats to achieve selfish ends are not in accordance with the fundamental spirit of the united nations charter. that is unacceptable and goes against the wisdom of humanity. >> noda said it is the responsibility of nations to protect their territory. he said japan will fulfill its responsibility but stressed his country will uphold the principles shared by the international community under all circumstances. japanese government officials have tried to take their dispute with south korea to the international court of justice, but their counterparts in seoul have
this morning." as president obama speaks to the u.n., mitt romney wants to know why the president is not talking to other world leaders. >> speaking of world leaders, we talk with the rulers of egypt and iran and also with president bill clinton. >> and the controversial last-second call has nfl fans and players outraged. so did last night's game seal the fate of those replacement r refs. >> but we begin with today's eye opener, your world in 90 seconds. >> more than 120 world leaders are in town, but the president is not scheduled to meet with any of them. >> president obama to address the united nations amid growing controversy. >> he hasn't set a meeting with benjamin netanyahu of israel. >> he did tape an appearance on "the view." >> he's expected to dissuade iran from pursuing its nuclear weapons program. >> do you think this election has the possibility of producing a change that will overcome gridlock? >> i think it almost certainly will. let me explain why. i think the president's going to win. >> the call on the field stands. touchdown. >> seahawks win in the most bizarre
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